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Former City Tech Valedictorian Jean-Michel Voltaire ‘00 Named Alum of the Year

April 19, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Jean-Michel Voltaire, City Tech’s 2000 valedictorian, who went on to become a U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney and the recipient of the Attorney General’s 2013 Community Service Award for his humanitarian work in Haiti, was named “Alumni of the Year” at the City Tech Alumni Association annual meeting on March 22. Professor Marissa Moran, […]

BMCC Student to Study HIV and Conflict in Uganda

April 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC student Michael Clark will head to Uganda for the Fall 2016 semester where he will study the role of conflict and stigma in public health, primarily as it relates to HIV. The trip will be funded by two awards Clark received in March 2016; the Access Africa scholarship from the School of International Training […]

Baruch College Professor Deborah Balk Named 2016 Carnegie Fellowship Recipient

April 19, 2016 | Baruch College

Baruch College professor, Dr. Deborah Balk, has been named a recipient of a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

F. Douglas Stephenson: Denying poor people health care defies logic

April 17, 2016 | The University

Gov. Rick Scott should expect more confrontations like the recent one in a Gainesville Starbucks because he continues to lead this state in its rush to abandon health-care services for poor citizens.

Noorwood MD To Be Honored by Healing the Children of New Jersey

April 17, 2016 | The University

April 17, 2016 Lloyd Gayle, MD of Norwood will be honored by Healing the Children of New Jersey (HTCNJ) with its Sue Tiger Memorial Award at its Gala and Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit.  The Sue Tiger Memorial Award is presented to an individual who […]

City Tech Professor’s Film about Alzheimer’s Showing at NYC Independent Film Festival

April 15, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is proud to announce the screening of Professor Kylie Garcelon’s short film, Moral Compass, on opening night at the NYC Independent Film Festival, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., at The Producer’s Club, 358 West 44th Street, Manhattan. Moral Compass (2015) explores Alzheimer’s disease in a heartbreaking and dramatic story of a loving wife […]

Analysts: Neurocrine Biosciences Inc (NBIX) Stock Could Go to $96

April 15, 2016 | The University

Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NBIX) is in analysts’ crosshairs after showing no change in percent versus prior close. Wall Street analysts have favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 1.7. The stock is rated as buy by 3 analysts, with 6 outperform and 0 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

A Personal, Professional, and Spiritual Journey to Costa Rica

April 15, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Farzeen Kanwal ’16 is completing her Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing. She decided to take advantage of the College of Staten Island’s study abroad program in her final year of school and was transformed by the experience. From the first day of joining of the Verrazano Honors Program, I remember hearing about how important it is […]

BMCC Professor Sophia Aidiniou Builds Organ Donor Awareness

April 14, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC students volunteer at organ donation event on campus.   BMCC Health Education Professor Sophia Aidiniou and Karen Cummings, a New York organ donor education specialist, appeared together on the CUNY Television episode, “Independent Sources: Crisis not Averted” that first aired March 29. Their segment begins at 16:20 into the episode, and examines cultural reasons […]

Provost Anny Morrobel-Sosa Visits Egypt as Part of Higher Education Initiative

April 14, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Anny Morrobel-Sosa, is traveling to Egypt from April 14-23, to speak about STEM education and specifically women in the STEM fields as part of the new United States-Egypt Higher Education Initiative. The initiative will provide opportunity for Egyptians to study at home and in the U.S. and for […]

City College trio named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

April 14, 2016 | City College

Andoni Mourdoukoutas, biomedical engineering senior in the Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York, and two recent CCNY graduates have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

City Tech to Host Annual EcoFest and Earth Day Celebration

April 14, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s Sustainability Council will host its first Annual EcoFest 2016, a College-wide event and Earth Day celebration, on April 21, in the Atrium, ground floor, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. Students, faculty, and staff, are invited to create and submit a digital poster highlighting their ideas, suggestions, and/or […]

City Tech Professor Publishes Ground-Breaking Book on the Business Behind Creative Design

April 13, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Douglas Davis, Department of Communication Design, has spent years telling his students that remaining relevant as a creative professional takes more than creativity—it also takes an understanding of the language of business. Douglas began as a designer in the digital advertising industry and has evolved into a strategic expert known for his creative business […]

Fairywrens learn calls before hatching

April 12, 2016 | The University

New research demonstrates that some songbirds start learning to imitate their parents’ vocalisations before they even hatch.

Sociologists Get NSF Grant to Study Effects of Community Land Trusts on Low-Income Families

April 12, 2016 | The University

Georgia State University sociologists and their colleagues at the City University of New York (CUNY) have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study community land trusts (CLTs), one way American cities can address the shortages of safe, affordable housing and their effects on residents.

Lemur extinctions ‘orphaned’ some Madagascar plant species

April 12, 2016 | The University

The extinction of several species of large lemurs in Madagascar has created isolated “orphaned” plant species that once depended upon the animals to eat and disperse their large seeds, a Yale-led survey has found.

Pets help you stay healthy

April 12, 2016 | The University

Did you know that pets are beneficial to your health? Apparently yes, and there is enough scientific evidence to back up this claim. Dr. David J. Demko, a professor of gerontology and research methodology from the University of Michigan, estimates that a pet dog can add two years to the life of its owner. Amazing, isn’t it?

Industry City expects to establish 20,000 jobs by 2025

April 12, 2016 | The University

Industry City is growing by leaps and bounds, according to its directors, who said they expect the commercial complex in Sunset Park to generate 20,000 jobs by the year 2025.

No first language

April 11, 2016 | The University

Gita Martohardjono’s own language story guides her research By Greg Uyeno April 11, 2016 Indonesian. German. Italian. English. French. These are the languages spoken by Gita Martohardjono, director of the Second Language Acquisition Lab at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. She studies how the languages we know affect the languages we learn […]

Moms play key role in how well we age

April 8, 2016 | The University

By Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz April 8, 2016 While human babies are dependent on their parents for years, research shows that how we will age as adults begins in the womb. You know a pregnant woman’s habits can affect her newborn’s health. But did you know it also can influence how an offspring […]